all stories tagged "city living"


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Karen Duffy  |  October 11, 2011 10:47 AM | 4 Comments
Last week Rat Island, a craggy two acres in City Island Harbor, sold for $160,000. So, how many islands make up New York City? Eighth-generation New Yorker Karen Duffy, or "Duff," has the answer.VIDEO
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October 10, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
I sing in a gospel choir in the East Village.
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September 28, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
Our bike route along the Hudson River.
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September 27, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments
This author's latest novel is all about the Lower East Side and his upcoming work is set in Harlem. He's the quintessential
New York writer.
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September 23, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
No, not a garden, a real farm, and it's in the five boroughs!
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Sam Lewis  |  September 16, 2011 6:00 AM | 4 Comments
To mark a new 50th anniversary edition of "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," MetroFocus looked at who's shaping NYC today through the lens of the late activist and writer.VIDEO
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September 14, 2011 1:00 PM | Comments
Imagine a bookstore with only one section: "Cookbooks."
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Sam Lewis  |  September 9, 2011 9:39 AM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus asked our readers to respond to this question: Is there an image, place or object that instantly brings back your experience on or after 9/11?
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Sam Lewis  |  September 9, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Leading up to the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, MetroFocus spent several days exploring the streets around the World Trade Center site. We wanted to see how the events of that day still shape people’s daily experiences.
Central Park. Flickr/JuntosWorldwide
Laura Vanderkam for City Journal  |  September 7, 2011 2:42 PM | Comments
Can the public-private model save neglected parks without rich neighbors?
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